Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

UK’s CH: Can anything stop Catholic infighting?

At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a preview article from their upcoming 14 July number which merits your attention. I ingested it with great interest along with my at least quadruple espresso ristretto this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I wear a Rosary like warriors wear weapons?

From a reader… I wanted to hear your thoughts on this… I’m fascinated by the rosary and the idea that it is our weapon. I’m not a religious (nun or monk) but is it still OK for me to wear the rosary on … Continue reading

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Brief explanation of “heroic virtue” v. “ordinary virtue” in light of the new path to beatification.

Pope Francis, yesterday, issued a document by which he established a third iter or path for a process of beatification. Hitherto, in processes for beatification, unless one is determined to have been a martyr, it has been necessary for a “Servant … Continue reading

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Let’s call it Reason #9577 for Summorum Pontificum

This is pretty bad.   Let’s call it Reason #9577 for Summorum Pontificum. This is the ordination of a man of Tamil origin in the Diocese of Rodez, in France. One must ask how it was that they thought that some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can an Eastern Catholic priest confirm a Latin Catholic

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it licit for a child who has received the sacraments of baptism and first communion in the Western Rite to receive the sacrament of confirmation from an Eastern Rite priest? Canon 696 of the Code of the … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: 10 years of ‘Summorum Pontificum’ and its effect on seminarians

A GUEST POST from a reader… I have been meaning to write this for a little while but the holiday gives me a time to reflect on several observations over the past weeks and several years. This in light of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Holding hands or the “orans” position during the Our Father. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Over at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) there is a question today about hold hands during the Our Father.  As you might guess they reference liberals who are probably unreliable.  What say you?  Is hand … Continue reading

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Erasing the Magisterium of a Pope. Wherein Fr. Z rants and suggests.

There is a long standing political tool employed to eliminate opposition which is associated with the past, or a defeated regime.  You can see evidence of this tool all around Rome, in monuments both ancient and recent.  It is called damnatio memoriae… … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday obligation and sick child at home

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have read that caring for the sick (i.e. children) lifts the Sunday Obligation to hear Holy Mass. Does caring for a sick child lift it for the entire day, or would parents be required to … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 88: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart; Leo XIII’s Annum Sacrum

Here is my now “oldie” PODCAzT from 2009.  As I listened to this, I was struck by how timely it still is, especially about how some are trying to banish Christ and the Church from the public square. ORIGINAL 11 June … Continue reading

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BUX “We are in a full crisis of faith!” Wherein Fr. Z muses on the times.

Some of you will remember those commercials years ago where some guys, sitting with friends is a loud restaurant, says something like, “My broker is Joe Bagofdonuts.  Joe says…”, and suddenly the entire restaurant is dead still with everyone leaning … Continue reading

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I’m cool about a certain popular devotion. Wherein Fr Z goes all ‘RAH!’

UPDATE: 22 June I was alerted to nastygram at Path…eos by a, presumably young, lady whose name was unfamiliar to me – Rebecca Bratten Weiss. Rebecca took exception to what I posted, below, although I’m not convinced that she read it. … Continue reading

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Your (Corpus Christi) Sunday Sermon Notes – POLL

Far and wide the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi, which properly fell last Thursday, has been transferred to this Sunday. Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation?  Let … Continue reading

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Hurray! Another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!

I’m sure you are all really excited about the prospect of another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!  The last two Synods were so helpful for our Catholic identity and unity.   This time the theme will be “Young People, the Faith … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis appoint a commission to overturn ‘Humanae vitae’?

I’ve been receiving angry, anxious, frustrated and even panicky emails about a “commission” which was allegedly appointed by Pope Francis to “reinterpret” Paul VI’s important and prophetic (as well as hated by libs and feared) encyclical Humanae vitae. My sources tell … Continue reading

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